Ed Sedar’s 19-season run as an instructor and Major League coach for the Brewers came to an end Monday when he was named the Houston Astros’ new Minor League outfield/baserunning instructor.
Sedar, 49, had been the first-base coach for the Brewers for the past four seasons and had worked in Milwaukee’s Minor League system since 1992 in several capacities, including as outfield and baserunning coordinator, field coordinator and rookie league manager. He was named the 2003 Pioneer League Manager of the Year after leading Helena to a league-best 48-28 mark.
“Ed is a quality teacher who brings passion and experience to his role as our outfield/baserunning instructor,” Astros director of player development Fred Nelson said in announcing the appointment.
Sedar, a former outfielder, played eight seasons (1981-88) in the White Sox’s Minor League system. He replaces former Brewers infielder Eric Young, who was recently named first-base coach of the D-backs.
Sedar was one of four Brewers coaches whose contract was up after the 2010 season. The Brewers have since re-signed hitting coach Dale Sveum to a two-year contract, but third-base coach Brad Fischer and bullpen coach Stan Kyles remain in limbo while the team picks a new manager.
The Fielding Bible Awards were unveiled on Monday, in which panel of experts, including MLB.com’s Peter Gammons, stat guru Bill James and defensive metric innovator John Dewan, selected the top defensive player at each position by ranking players 1-10. The Brewers had precisely zero players make the top 10 at his position.
A couple came close. Ryan Braun just missed the cut among left fielders and ditto for Alcides Escobar among shortstops. Carlos Gomez got a couple of votes among center fielders.
But that’s it.
If you’re interested, you can read more about the Fielding Bible here
, and the vote tallies are available here